Vanguard’s Registrar’s Office is the central entity where course start and end dates are kept. These dates are used in everything from the master course schedules to the default start/end dates within Canvas.
Reasons to Extend the Ability for Students to Access a Course
There may be times when you want to extend the date that students can access your course. You may want to do this because:
- You want to give students additional time to submit assignments
- Your courses are structured such that they don’t precisely fit the default dates provided by the registrar
Allow All Students to Access a Canvas Course After the Course End Date
By default, students cannot access your course after the end date. However, this tutorial walks you through how to change the course details to allow students access to your course after it has ended, according to the information from the registrar’s office.
Allow Individual Students With Incomplete Grades To Submit After Course End Date
When there are cases where one or more students (not all) needs extended access to the course, and you do not want all students to have that extended access, you will need to create a new section, add those students to that section, and adjust the course settings. This tutorial walks you through how to set this up.
Assigning An Incomplete Grade
You may assign an Incomplete grade to students when they warrant the additional time to complete coursework due to situations beyond their control. They may only be awarded when a student’s grade otherwise would have been an “F.” If assigning an Incomplete (grade of “I”) an expiration date MUST be entered. For traditional undergrad courses, incomplete work must be made up no later than six (6) calendar weeks following the last day of the academic term or session. For graduate and Professional Studies accelerated courses, please enter an Expiration Date 30 days from the last day of the class.